University of California Berkeley

The University of California offered 15 percent more students admission than last year according to preliminary data the school released on Monday. The Los Angeles Times reports that their admissions offers to Latino and African American students also significantly grew. 16,608 offers to Latino students were made last year and that’s up to 22,704 for this upcoming school year. African Americans rose from last year’s 2,337 to 3,083 the Times report.

Overall, 8,488 more California students were offered admission than last year, the biggest increase since 1994 when the UC started tracking this number, the Times writes.

A state audit recently criticized the UC for admitting too many applicants from outside of California and hurting local students’ chance of getting into the universities. That audit encouraged the UC to raise the eligibility standards for nonresident students and to cap that number.

Students outside of California also received a boost in admission offers. 32,799 students were offered admission, an increase by 8.9% from last year, the LA Times reports.

The State Auditor will present Wednesday to a Joint Legislative Audit Committee on the report that criticizes the UC’s admission of non-California students. The UC says in a statement that they believe they have a positive story to tell about their admissions policies and practices.

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